View Full Version : Growing shallots

Tuna H
04-06-2014, 09:17 PM
I would like to grow shallots from seed and then use some of the product for my own sets in subsequent years. Does anyone have experience with this? I have had fairly good luck with growing my own garlic and onion plant sets and am wondering if there are any significant differences.

What is the best way to store the "sets" until planting?
Spring or fall planting? I grow fall planted garlic in raised beds in our zone 4b garden- don't know if I can chance it with shallots.
Any favorite varieties? We prefer as close to the traditional French as our climate will allow and a good storing variety.

Any advice from experienced shallot gardeners would be welcomed.